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StartupBus Chicago visits Kauffman Labs in Kansas City (Video)

By Danny Schreiber / March 11, 2011

An idea that jokingly turned into a tech challenge back in March 2010, the Startup bus stopped in at Kauffman Labs in Kansas City while en route to South by Southwest Interactive. StartupBus, the idea that coined the word “Buspreneurs,” is an all-out 48-hour challenge to build a minimum viable product, but there’s a twist: the tech entrepreneurs…

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Kansas City Launch Party Photos

By Danny Schreiber / March 2, 2011

Many thanks to the more than 130 individuals who made it out to McFadden’s last night to help us kick off our expansion to Kansas City. We thought we’d wrap up the night by 8:30 p.m., but conversation about the growing community in and around KC kept us there until 10 p.m., and I know some of us wanted to stay for another hour. The individuals, stories and ideas we heard last night will be energizing…

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Herb Sih is spurring Kansas City entrepreneurs to ‘Think Big’

By Danny Schreiber / February 18, 2011

As the managing partner of Think Big Partners, Think Big Kansas City and bizperc, Herb Sih has been busy over the last three years (Left, photo from thinkbigpartners.com). Most recently, Think Big announced a collaboration with Angel Capital Group, a Tennessee-based investment group, to launch 4-6 companies in an incubator right here in Kansas City. The Think Big KC incubator is based on the Y Combinator/TechStars proof-of-concept model. Founders apply with a business plan and receive a little funding, along with some legal and marketing help, and 90 days of…

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Silicon Prairie News – Kansas City Edition launches today!

By Geoff Wood / February 15, 2011

(Photo by Tim Samoff via Flickr.) Today is a monumental day for Silicon Prairie News. Two years and seven months ago, we launched Silicon Prairie News in Omaha with the focus of telling the stories of entrepreneurs and creatives we knew existed in the community but hadn’t had a chance to have their great work shared with the masses.

Shortly after, our focus turned to Des Moines where we saw a similar passion and energy around entrepreneurship and the startup community. With great…

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Coming soon: Silicon Prairie News – Kansas City Edition

By Danny Schreiber / January 28, 2011

Since committing to covering the startup community on the Silicon Prairie over two years ago, namely in Omaha and Des Moines, we’ve often heard from folks to the south of us say, “If you ever come to Kansas City, let us know.” We’ll, here we come, and we couldn’t be more excited.

In a of couple weeks, look for an official post to announce the addition of the “Silicon Prairie News – Kansas City…

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Weekly Wrap Up: Danny in Kansas City edition

By Danny Schreiber / January 21, 2011

Today’s Weekly Wrap Up, taped this morning at the Silicon Prairie News Headquarters. With Danny out of town in Kansas City, Jeff and I are free to ramble on for an extended period of time! Topics discussed include:

– Three Cups of Tea at KANEKO
– Deal Garden
– Groupon Omaha & Des Moines records
– Recent Prairie Moves
– The PrairieCast Show in Des Moines
– Big Omaha teasers

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TechBrew Iowa City, Ignite Lincoln, PechaKucha Omaha & more

By Danny Schreiber / January 18, 2011

There’s a solid lineup of events this week all across the Silicon Prairie, from Lincoln, down to Kansas City, and back up to Omaha. Check out the listings below and learn more about each by clicking on the provided link. To see events beyond this week, pay a visit to our events page, siliconprairienews.com/events.

If you have any you think we should add, please contact us at info@siliconprairienews.com.

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Fast Company: ‘Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City’

By Dusty Davidson / November 9, 2010

Yesterday, Fast Company magazine continued its online series highlighting entrepreneurial hubs around the country. Once again, they’ve landed in the Silicon Prairie. This time, in the “world’s barbecue capital,” Kansas City.

The article, “Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City,” is an interview with Bo Fishback, vice president of entrepreneurship…

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